Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Wagon

"Growing Up in Kodiak" 
  1. A vehicle used for transporting goods or another specified purpose.
  2. A four-wheeled trailer for agricultural use, or a small version of this for use as a child's toy 
O.K. now that we have the official definition out of the way, let's look at what a wagon REALLY is.  For the purpose of this muse I am going to address the second part of the second definition.
"small version of this for use as a child's toy"

Salty Seamen in a Seiner
And what a magical toy it can be!   A sturdy wagon, besides being a
useful way to cart around one's possessions can become ANYTHING that the owner of the wagon wants it to become! 
A fishing boat (seiner to be exact)
A hover craft
A bed for flowers to bloom in
or even A DRAGON!
Picnic Table
I enjoy fond recollections of the many guises that my daughters wagon took over the years that we used it.  The wagon (that was used to become all of the things listed above) was a gift to the girls way back when from their Grandparents. It was the wooden version of the Radio Flyer with slats that actually could come off, instantly transforming the wagon into a park bench or a picnic table.
It was these memories that inspired me to share the gift of a similar wagon(s) to each of my grandsons.
May the magic continue!